Ramble On Rose, Black Throated Wind, Mississippi Half Step, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Let It Rock, Cumberland Blues, El Paso, To Lay Me Down, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> China Doll Phil & Ned-> Ship of Fools, Big River, Black Peter, Around & Around, Dark Star-> Spanish Jam-> U.S. Blues, Uncle John's Band-> One More Saturday Night, E: Casey Jones
March 30, 2011 Subject:
cribbs version better
on paper this version looked really enticing esp. because it had a SB patch for the cut in Let It Grow, but the cribbs transfer in fact has better sound. whatever remastering processes were used to clean this up added a very odd sounding echo or reverb to some of the tracks. also, the Weather Report Suite is poorly tracked; it tacks on the end of the song to the beginning of China Doll which is annoying if you use these shows in playlists like i do.
anyways, i'm not knocking this performance in any way, i just don't like this transfer much, so my three stars is for that.
this is one of the best performances of the year actually. these Jai-Alai Fronton shows are like night and day; this show is beautifully dreamy and mellow, but tight and jazzy, whereas the night before is very energetic and unique, but a bit rough around the edges. i would defiantly still suggest getting both shows.
October 20, 2007 Subject:
Black Throated Wind
This is one of the best sounding shows from this year on tape without a doubt. "Black Throated Wind" is pretty great too. Sometimes the song has no edge, but on this night, it has that air of heaviness and mystery and Bobby is really putting some feeling into it.
July 13, 2007 Subject:
August 9, 2006 Subject:
The Jai Alai Fronton???
I agree this is one of the greatest shows of all time, but I have to laugh when I think that it was played in a Jai Alai fronton. I've spend countless hours (and dollars) at that joint. For those who have never seen the sport, it's played in a three-sided cement enclosure, and when the ball smacks the wall it makes a pop-pop-pop-pop-pop sound that echoes like nuts throughout the place. It's NOT designed of aucoustics. The soundboard sounds great but I wonder what the audience was hearing? Funny!
January 2, 2006 Subject:
Ass Kicking 2nd Set
Listen to it..Top 20 show of all time.One hell of a jam...Dark Star-US blues.......What more could you ask for........I love 68-74..77 was another great year...Thank you Jerry........
November 8, 2005 Subject:
I too am not reviewing the show but instead wonder if the alternate universe the friend below is referring to is that of Roland of Gilead.
October 31, 2005 Subject:
Let It Rock
I really dig 'Let It Rock', and this is reputed to be the only version ever played by the Grateful Dead. If you want to get your socks knocked off, dig around for recordings of Jerry and Merle Saunders' band, Legion of Mary. Listen to them do this song with brass. I would suggest 1974-11-15 Worcester Polytech. The Marx Medows recording is also stellar, but doesn't cover this song. Great sound! I got it from Furthur.net. The Legion of Mary stuff is incredibly fantastic, jazzy and rocking at the same time, I would say it is some of Jerry's most inspired guitar work and really truly wonderful arrangements of interesting songs.
I'm not reviewing this recording, so much as sending out a 'heads up' for those deadheads who might not have discovered Legion of Mary yet, especially Jerry fans, find some and listen, for me it was like discovering a direction the Dead might have gone in an alternate universe that I only wish I lived in.
October 4, 2005 Subject:
In the Flow
Many thanx to the Owen Bros. for this version of Miami. The flow of the show is restored, with the best possible sound. The patching quality is excellent with the transitions from SBD to AUD and back again being silky smooth. Kudos to Jerry Moore for the original audience recording.